We have talked before about how many companies in Phoenix and throughout the Southwest are hampered by software systems that don’t work together and don’t support the way the business actually works.

We have found that the situation is especially problematic for companies in the construction space, who often have to juggle separate estimating, project management, BIM, and financial packages that don’t work together. Too frequently, people have to fill the gap by pulling data from different systems and rationalizing it manually.

If the answer to the following questions is “no” – you are not alone . . .

  • Are your applications connected with effective workflows across all systems?
  • Is your data accurate and secure?
  • Do the right people have access to the information they need and when they need it?
  • Does the workflow of your non-connected systems produce the best results for the business?

At DHX Software, we see all kinds of systems that are supporting different types of construction businesses. Rarely, if ever, do we talk to businesses where we can ask the questions mentioned above and hear that the business is happy with their current systems. Yet, in our fast-paced business environment, most executive teams are not real interested in tearing out systems and replacing them with new ones.

If your business if facing these kinds of issues, there may be a better way. The DHX team is working with clients on implementing a plug and play framework that serves as highway for data and workflows with connectors to the various applications.  On top of our framework is a dashboard layer providing security-based access to the right information to the right person at the right time.

If your systems have been implemented to support a wide range of users such as administrative, field, sales, project management, engineering, executive teams and more, why not provide them with a secure and safe way to produce the business results you are trying to accomplish.

Here are some things to consider. Review and catalogue existing systems and determine if you can eliminate any.  Get feedback from each of your user groups both internal and external to the business to see if the systems and workflows are achieving the intended results.  Map out processes and eliminate non-productive processes.  Learn about what systems and information is needed for the various groups within the business.  Eliminate excess and then work to compare your workflows to existing systems to see where you may have gaps.  If you see areas to improve, you may want to consider a dashboard framework.  This is generally a low cost, high impact solution to improving your businesses results.

DHX Software has extensive experience in helping its customers solve software and systems concerns.  We focus on improving business results.  If we can help you walk through this process, please contact us at [email protected] for an on-site discussion.